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11:48 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Cause of Fatal Tulsa Fire Likely Accidental

An exhausted Tulsa Fire Fighter following yesterday's fatal apartment fire
An exhausted Tulsa Fire Fighter following yesterday's fatal apartment fire
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa fire officials say the cause of a fatal apartment fire that killed two children is likely accidental.

Capt. Stan May says the cause of Monday's blaze on the city's south side was probably caused by a cooking fire, and that the scene is still being investigated.

Two children ages 2 and 6 died in the fire, and two women who tried to get back into the smoke-filled apartment unit to rescue them were treated at hospitals.

May says a fifth patient was also transported to an area hospital for a medical condition unrelated to the blaze.

The fire broke out in a troubled area of town that has been marked by other tragedies this year, including the shooting deaths of four women at a nearby apartment complex in January.